Roads & Bridges
Volvo introduces the DD105
By Andrew Macklin
March 30, 2016 – The new 10-ton DD105 double-drum compactor from Volvo Construction Equipment is built upon an all-new, visibility-enhancing pedestal frame, and available with the latest options including eight-amplitude settings and Volvo Intelligent Compaction with Density Direct.
The DD105 is outfitted with front and rear 66-inch (1,680 mm) wide drums and powered by a 114-horsepower Tier 4 Final 3.8-liter Volvo engine. Fuel savings can be maximized with features such as auto-idle and ECO mode, which can further reduce fuel consumption by up to 30 per cent. Standard dual-amplitude settings allow the operator to easily adjust drum forces according to material depth, and an optional eight-amplitude setting provides the industry’s most precise control.
Intelligent Compaction (IC)
The DD105 is available with two optional IC systems — Volvo IC and Volvo IC with Density Direct. Both systems offer pass mapping, temperature mapping and data storage features, offering improved quality assurance and control. Volvo IC with Density Direct also includes real-time density mapping technology, which is proven to be accurate to within 1.5 per cent of core sampling. This helps eliminate guesswork, ensuring the operator has real-time knowledge of the factors that most drastically influence job quality.
The DD105 is available with a standard open ROPS/FOPS canopy or an optional enclosed cab — each offering 360-degree operator visibility. The new pedestal frame design improves views of curbs and obstructions. From the adjustable seat, the operator has a commanding view of the jobsite with clear sightlines down to the drum and spray bars. With ergonomically positioned controls and joystick, maneuverability is improved for the operator and offset steering ensures precise compaction. The DD105 is equipped with Anti Slip Control to safely load and unload the machine for transport without assist, and to propel on steeper grades or slopes without any slipping that could lead to scuffing or other damage to the pavement surface.
The DD105 features a pressurized water system with triple filtration, providing uniform coverage with variable flow to prevent material pick-up. The automatic drum wetting system features primary and backup pumps, primary and backup spray bars for each drum, hand-serviceable nozzles, and drum wipers.
The DD105 is designed for simple service and maintenance with ground-level access to the engine, radiator, battery, filters and daily checkpoints. Utilizing a single key, technicians can access daily service hatches where fuses and relays are conveniently grouped together.